A super 8 mm film from 1974
Super-8 film comes in two types of film: Reversal and Negative. Reversal film is processed as a positive image for projection. Negative film is processed as an orange based negative for direct digital - or printing for projection.
*Negative film can not be processed as a positive film.
*Reversal film such as the Ektachrome can be cross-processed as a negative with mixed and unstable results; this also halves the sensitivity value of the film.
THE MAIN DIFFERENCES IN NEGATIVE & REVERSAL FILM.
Reversal Film: requires exact exposure because of limited latitude.
Reversal film was originally esigned for projection.
Copy Prints are not readily available from Reversal Prints.
* Reversal film is higher in contrast.Negative Film:
Negative film has a greater latitude for exposure. Super-8, 16 & 35mm negative needs to have a print made for Projection.
Negative film can be telecined direct without a print.
Negative film is lower in contrast, offering more detail in shadow.